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Keiki Surf Kicks Off Summer

Community Contributed

By Peter Angelsea
       
E komo mai! The first surf meet of the Summer Surf Series had 28 keiki surfers ages two to 13. They surfed their way through the day with a nice rising tide which brought perfect little knee-high sets. The weather was light trade winds, with the sun shining and the rain to cool us all off in between sets. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of this event brought to you by Ko Molokai Keiki `O Ke Kai and Friendly Isle United Fund.
Great surfing tricks were displayed by the youngsters: switch-foot, the coffin and even a standing-lotus. Many of the rides went all the way to the beach. Friends and parents enjoyed longboarding with the kids at the end of the meet.
This all couldn’t have happened without the help of the community at-large. Every year the ohana of Waialua opens up their neighborhood for the pure enjoyment of the keiki surfers and their ohana. And every year keiki surfers, friends, family and volunteers enjoy the nice beach, grassy area and fun-sized surf to practice on. We all want to thank everyone involved for the continued support of Ko Molokai Keiki `O Ke Kai Surf Meet!
The next surf meet will be on June 25 and it’s not too late to join the fun. Children who were age 12 or younger as of January 1, 2011 can participate (if you turned 13 after Jan. 1, 2011 you can still join). The last meet, with potluck pa`ina and awards ceremony afterwards, will be held July 9. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the meets begin at 10 a.m. Call 558-8110 for more info. We hope to see all you keiki surfers there!

Below are the first meet’s point standings:
       
6 & Under               
Kailani Bicoy         1000   
Kristen Oswald           860
Khloe Bicoy          200   
Waiikaika                200   
Matthew McGuire     200
Donovan Bicoy          200           
       
7&8       
Keeya Bicoy           1000   
Slater Oswald          860
Kamalani Adolpho    730
Alex Mawae          670   
Jonny Lopez-Agliam    610       
Tylea Cuello           610   
Beverly Ludgate          555       
       
9&10
Kelsey-Lee Bicoy            1000
Kanalu Lopez-Agliam      860   
Waiohinu Cuello            730
Kaeo Waits                   670   
Rafael Adolpho             610   
Elkan Bishaw             583
Kaydence-Lee Oswald      555   
Marlina Pupuhi-Kamai  555
Ioana Ludgate            555   
Josie Mawae            488   
Michelle McGuire      488   
   
11&12       
Decker Bicoy          1000
Noah Archuleta    860   
Lelia Cuello         730   
Barbara Ludgate      670   

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